Cailee Spaeny

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Cailee Spaeny
Born (1997-07-24) July 24, 1997 (age 21)[1]
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2016–present

Cailee Spaeny (/ˈkli ˈspni/;[2] born July 24, 1997) is an American actress and singer.[3] Her debut film role was as Erica in the 2016 short film Counting to 1000. Her first major roles are in Steven S. DeKnight's 2018 science fiction monster film Pacific Rim Uprising, alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, and Drew Goddard's thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.[4][5][6] Her upcoming films include The Shoes (2018), On the Basis of Sex (2018), and Vice (2018).[7]


Spaeny was born in Springfield, Missouri. Growing up she spent a large amount of time in the Springfield little Theatre, where she participated in many plays. Some notable SLT alumni include Lucas Grabeel and Kendra Kassebaum. In the 2013-2014 season, she landed the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. In 2016, she released her debut single "Fallin" to iTunes under Future Town Music. She was also the lead singer of the local band NRG from 2010-2013.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Counting to 1000 Erica Short film
2018 Pacific Rim Uprising Amara Namani
Bad Times at the El Royale Rose Summerspring
On the Basis of Sex Jane Ginsburg
Vice Young Lynne Cheney Post-production
The Shoes The Cashier Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Devs Lyndon Filming; miniseries


  1. ^ Stated as 20 at
  2. ^ "Pacific Rim Uprising Cast Answer 50 of the Most Googled Kaiju Questions". Wired. March 22, 2018.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda. "WME Signs 'Pacific Rim 2' Actress Cailee Spaeny". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Newcomer Cailee Spaeny Lands Female Lead in 'Pacific Rim 2'". Variety. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. ^ White, James. "Pacific Rim sequel adds Cailee Spaeny". Empire. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Cailee Spaeny Cast as Female Lead in Pacific Rim Sequel". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Drew Goddard's 'Bad Times at the El Royale' Adds Newcomer Cailee Spaeny". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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